Aged 3 years, so this is the very first Italian whiskey!
I have not at all in Patrick's craze for this bottle, which, by its name, attracted me greatly. Agricultural nose and craft distillery, experimental; notes of malted barley, red berries, grapes & plums, citrus fruits, we can also smell a bit of sea salt in the background and a diffuse smoke far away, but do not expect something defined as a whiskey peaty Islay nose ... The mouth is spicy and salty, smoke also sparingly, fruit notes, honey, ginger, sea spray, pepper. The texture is a little bland and erased, the whole lack of punch and structure even if the experimentation has something interesting. Final very short, ephemeral in the flavors and its general texture. A marketing move?
A unique and superb whiskey, but that will not please everyone: The flavors are very intense and clash in a non-orthodox way. Certainly, it will not leave you indifferent! Finally, 3 years is young, especially when you know that the master distiller has in mind to produce a whiskey 20 years! Finally, no matter what you think of whiskey, this distillery should be part of your top 5 to visit. Nose: Succulent perfume dominated by delicious red fruits, with a touch of clove and old wood. Palate: Spectacular evolution of flavors in the mouth: To begin, the marsala, vinous, marked by ripe fruit and clove, then the whole evolves to a fairly intense peat smoke, ending in the burnt wood spices . Finish: Long and tasty, marked mainly by spices, a little peat smoke, and subtly marsala.